From your bachelorette party looks to the wedding gown of your dreams, creating a chic bridal wardrobe is, arguably, one of the best parts of planning a wedding. The first ‘fit check on your list? Bridal shower dresses!
Your bridal shower typically kicks off the wedding celebrations — meaning it’s your chance to debut your wedding style. Are you a boho bride-to-be? Rock a maxi bridal shower dress layered with lace. More on the modern side? Make a statement in a two-piece bridal shower pantsuit!
Whatever your style, the best bridal shower dresses are unique to YOU. With absolutely zero rules to play by, a bridal shower is your time to have some fun with your look. After all, you’re the star of the show, and you might as well dress like it!
To help you find a bridal shower dress that is truly unforgettable, we’ve rounded up our fave looks, from trendy LWDs to sleek gowns with a pop of color (hello, PINK!). But first: our insider style tips!
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How to Dress For a Bridal Shower
Here at GWS, the first rule of creating your bridal wardrobe is: there are no rules — and this definitely applies to bridal shower dresses! When choosing a look for your bridal shower, lean into your personal style and don’t be afraid to go the non-traditional route.
While many people rock a classic white dress (a look that will always be timeless), we also love the recent trend of more unconventional ‘fits, like bridal jumpsuits, mini dresses, and saturated florals.
Since you probably won’t be the one planning your bridal shower, it can also be helpful to factor in the venue, season, dress code, and theme of the party. For a brunch party at your house, a mini length white bridal shower dress is a fool-proof choice. If it’s an evening or winter event, a floor-sweeping gown is THE moment.
Dressing for a beach or picnic theme? Go off with a boho or cottagecore frock that you’ll be rewearing all summer long.
GWS Tip! If the person planning the bridal shower didn’t specify a dress code, a good rule of thumb is to dress less formal than your wedding day, but more formal than your bachelorette party.
How to Accessorize Bridal Shower Dresses
To personalize your look even more, we’re seriously digging birthstone necklaces (and matching birthstone rings)! Planning a Bridgerton-inspired tea party? We’ll just leave this wedding gloves round-up here.
Your bridal shower accessories may also change depending on the season of the party. For those sunny summer days, stay cool with bridal sunnies or a coastal grandmother-approved sun hat. When temperatures drop, give your bridal shower gown a cold-weather makeover with cute statement boots and the perfect bridal jean jacket.
Speaking of our favorite accessory (shoes, of course!), your choice will depend on the venue and weather, but you can never go wrong with a pair of strappy white heels! For more shoe inspo and where to buy the perfect pair online, we’ve got you covered with our full wedding shoes guide.
GWS Tip! For a fun, bridal look, why not pair your dress with a short veil to get everyone in the wedding mood?
What Color Should a Bride Wear to Her Bridal Shower?
White bridal shower dresses may be a classic go-to, but they’re definitely not the only option! Many people wear white to their bridal showers to keep their entire wedding look cohesive and to play up those classic bridal vibes.
However, if you want to switch things up before your big day, we’re also LOVING pink dresses, bright florals, and “something blue” shades.
If you do want to stick with the timeless white look, you still have endless options! Choose cream or ivory for something softer, or give your white dress some texture with delicate lace or glitzy sparkles.
Where to Get Bridal Shower Dresses
With SO many different options for bridal shower dresses, you have no shortage of places to find them! For trendy, formal, and classic wedding vibes, our favorite shop is BHLDN — they also have AMAZING bridal accessories!
For timeless pieces you’ll wear again and again, you can’t go wrong with Reformation and Anthropologie. If you’re looking for something more affordable (because you still have multiple other occasions to shop for on the horizon!), Lulus and Revolve are your new best friends.
White Bridal Shower Dresses
Classics for a reason, white bridal shower dresses are here to give you that about-to-tie-the-knot feel as you celebrate with your crew.
Even if you’re ditching tradition and wearing a wedding gown with a pop of color, donning white for your bridal shower is the perfect way to jumpstart your own personal wedding season.
Plus, with so many different styles and silhouettes to choose from, it’s no wonder white bridal shower dresses reign supreme! We’ve rounded up the most stunning picks for each dress length, from mini to midi to long. As you count down the days to your “I do”s, you’ll be reaching for these every chance you get.
Mini White Bridal Shower Dresses
Whimsy meets chic with this mini white bridal shower dress. Featuring floaty pleats and an airy silhouette, it’s a MUST for a summery outdoor shower. Plus, this mini gown would double as a romantic and flirty look for your honeymoon date nights.
Style it with a chic slicked-back bun to highlight that alluring open back and your go-to pair of statement earrings.
It’s the polka dots for us! This mini white bridal shower dress gives a classic silhouette some oomph with a sheer, polka dot organza overlay.
We don’t know what we love more — the billowy sleeves or the very on-trend bow tie! What we do know is that you’ll be stealing the show with this flirty gown.
Channel all the goddess vibes with this satin mini white bridal shower dress! Elegant draping makes the entire gown feel effortless — but hidden no-slip strips and extra padding in the top are doing the work behind the scenes. Pair it with white lace-up heels for a truly mythological look.
With delicate buttons, pared-back puff sleeves, and a plunging neckline, this tiny white bridal shower gown manages to be both trendy AND timeless.
Plus, created by sustainable queen Reformation, it’s an investment piece that you can feel good about wearing again and again. We’re obsessed!
Every bridal wardrobe needs a killer LWD on deck — and this white halter mini is a no brainer! It’s minimal without being boring, perfect for styling in a million different ways.
Rock it with a chic bridal headband for your wedding shower, then pair it with glitzy stilettos for your bachelorette night out. It would also dazzle as a surprising and sexy after party dress!
This itty bitty white bridal shower gown is giving secret garden fairy vibes, and we’re IN LOVE. With blossoming floral appliques and delicate lace, it’s simply ethereal. And don’t even get us started about that floaty tulle skirt! One word: magical.
We love non-traditional bridal shower dresses, and this white blazer look takes the cake (or the doughnut wall, if that’s more your style)! It’s chic and sophisticated, perfect for a classy downtown event or evening affair.
Plus, the plunging neckline and mini hemline give the gown’s menswear-inspired silhouette a sexy edge.
Midi White Bridal Shower Dresses
This midi white bridal shower gown simply does! not! miss! From its ultra flattering corset top to its retro floral print, it takes the word chic to the next level. And that high side slit? We’re still not over it!
Lean into those cool ’60s vibes with a pair of “It girl” bridal sunnies — essential for a retro themed bridal shower.
And the Best Slip Dress award goes to (drum roll please…) this midi satin gown! With extended sizing, buttery soft satin, and an endlessly elegant cowl neck, it’s flattering for literally everyone.
Plus, this gown comes in 18 different colors, so whether you want something more saturated for your shower or are looking for the perfect wedding guest gown for the summer season, it has you covered! There’s no wonder why this dress has made it in almost all of our dress roundups this year.
Make way for the queen — and by the queen, we mean this gown! One of our favorite midi white bridal shower dresses on this list, it’s fashion royalty, but with a sexy twist! From the corseted bodice to the regal off-the-shoulder sleeves, this dress knows that it’s top-tier.
Win major fashion points at your bridal shower with this asymmetrical white midi dress. We LOVE the pop of skin at the neckline and the flirty ruffle hem that reveals a little leg. It shows that you’re stylish, flirty, and not afraid to try something out of the ordinary.
We’ll take our lace with a side of ruffles, and keep them coming! One of the more romantic white bridal shower dresses on this list, this midi length Lulus gown is a must if you want a feminine and flattering ‘fit.
And, for under $100, it can’t be beat!
If there’s anything we have a sweet spot for, it’s delicate floral lace layered over a nude gown. This midi white bridal shower dress not only nails the look, but also gives it an extra dose of romance with an off-the-shoulder neckline and a floaty skirt.
Pair it with a pair of nude heels and you’ve got a classic look you’ll never want to take off.
Long White Bridal Shower Dresses
A little bit cottagecore, a little bit boho, and a LOT stunning, this maxi white bridal shower gown is perfect for a relaxed but stylish look. With all the qualities we love in an on-trend milkmaid dress, it was practically made for spending the day celebrating with your girls.
Plus, the sheer lace detail at the waistline adds some dimension that is just SO good!
When comfort is key, you can’t go wrong with breezy long white bridal shower dresses. This one is not only super flowy and carefree — it’s also totally fashion-forward!
Just peep that flirty keyhole at the neckline (one of our favorite trends for the summer!). It packs serious style, with zero effort required.
For minimalist brides, we’re digging this sleek long white bridal shower gown. A sophisticated sweetheart neckline and dainty tie sleeves are the frosting on top of a timeless and classic look.
Plus, this gown can easily be dressed up or down, depending on the dress code of the party. Add a statement necklace to give it some glam, or pare it back with your go-to pair of summer sandals.
When choosing white bridal shower dresses, one of the main factors to consider is the season. For autumn or winter showers, stay warm AND on-brand with this glamorous wrap dress.
Billowy sleeves stop it from feeling too weighed down, and that plunging neckline keeps it sexy. Just don’t forget to throw on a cute bridal-themed jacket as you head out the door!
Bridal Shower Jumpsuits and Two Piece Suits
The first rule when creating your bridal wardrobe? There are no rules! If a dress just doesn’t feel like YOU (or if you’ve been looking for an excuse to buy the perfect suit), this chic white blazer and matching pants have your name written all over them.
It’s the perfect balance between masculine and feminine — and that stylish tie detail at the bottom of the pants also works overtime to keep your shoes in the spotlight!
The definition of modern romance, this white bridal shower look is FLAWLESS. It balances feminine details like fluttery sleeves and a sweet bow tie with rad flowy pants and super deep V. The result: a silhouette that is unexpected and incredibly cool.
If you love a crop top as much as we do, then consider two-piece white bridal shower dresses your ultimate compatibility match. This set features an oh-so sweet scalloped edge, an adjustable halter neckline, and a pop of skin between the top and bottom. Utter perfection.
It also comes in blue gingham for a look fit for the French countryside (or just a France-themed bridal shower)!
Bow ties, one shoulder necklines, and jumpsuits, oh my! There’s no place like BHLDN for bridal looks, and this polished white suit is proof. Style it with some pearlcore accessories (like these show-stopping earrings) for a look that walks the line between classic and modern.
Boho Bridal Shower Dresses
For the carefree, non-traditional, and free-spirited, boho bridal shower dresses are a breezy and beautiful dream. They’re perfect for summery bridal showers, where flowy frocks are always a good idea.
The boho bridal shower dresses we can’t stop thinking about feature some of the hottest trends right now, like crochet and fringe, and also rely on timeless, relaxed silhouettes you’ll never want to take off.
Fringe: we love her!
Featuring a playful fringed hem, this boho bridal shower dress is western chic meets 1920s flapper. Style it with cowboy boots or some sparkly accessories — either way, you have a look that says “it’s time to party!”
The ’70s are calling, and you better believe we’re picking up! We LOVE the flowy bell sleeves and flower power lace of this boho bridal shower dress, especially when paired with the modern two-piece silhouette.
Complete the look with a whimsical flower crown — or, better yet, add a flower crown-making station to your bridal shower to get everyone involved!
When it comes to boho bridal shower dresses, lace is NEVER a bad idea. This gown breathes new life into the fabric with a plunging neckline and partially sheer skirt.
It’s sexy and sophisticated at the same time, perfect for bohemians that want something a little more formal for their bridal shower.
Bell sleeves! A keyhole neckline! Embroidered roses! This boho bridal shower gown has it all.
Created by For Love & Lemons, it’s a statement piece with a dreamy, romantic edge. In other words, we simply can’t get enough! Wear this one to a retro-themed bridal shower or stylish garden party.
Warning: this is going to be your new favorite dress. With whimsical sleeves and dainty lace details, it’s just as cute as it is comfy. Plus, it’s giving major autumnal vibes, perfect for a fall bridal shower.
Bright and cheerful, this garden-inspired boho bridal shower gown has you covered for a springtime event. It features charming puff sleeves, flattering ruching, and a flirty waterfall ruffle — but the real stand-out detail is the dainty marigold pattern blossoming across the fabric.
Crochet is in it’s comeback era, and we’re not mad about it! This crochet gown puts all the other boho bridal shower dresses to shame with its beachy silhouette and fashion-approved details. It exudes California girl vibes in all the best ways.
Style this dress with a trendy halter neckline, or tie the strap into a bow for a carefree strapless look.
If balletcore is your new favorite aesthetic, this one’s for you. Fresh, feminine, and light as a feather, this boho bridal shower gown may be understated, but it’s anything but boring.
We love the combo of the super sweet bow ties and the alluring pops of skin. The vibes are immaculate!
Victorian era details secure this gown’s status as one of the most romantic boho bridal shower dresses on this list. For those that were born in the wrong time period, this gown is here to give you all the charm of bygone eras.
With embroidered florals, feminine lace inserts, and dramatic sleeves, it’s Shakespeare in Love — and we’re pretty infatuated, too!
Pink Bridal Shower Dresses
We’re blushing! Perfect for adding an extra dose of romance to any party, pink bridal shower dresses are sweet, feminine, and always flattering. They’ve been skyrocketing in popularity over the past several years, and it’s easy to see why!
A little bit unconventional compared to white bridal shower dresses — but without straying too far from those rosy bridal vibes — these pink gowns will give you a seriously unforgettable look. Keep scrolling for some of our faves, which range from bridal blush to cool coral.
This pink bridal shower dress is a 10, but picture it with platform heels. Now it’s a 20!
Featuring soft vintage florals and dreamy organza fabric, it’s a flirty gown that would also double as a fun bachelorette party look. And with an ultra mini hemline, it’ll give you legs for DAYS.
Channel fairytale princess vibes with blush pink bridal shower dresses, like this one from Show Me Your Mumu! It’s a dream come true, with enchanting tulle ruffles and a floor-sweeping skirt.
If you’re donning a tiara on your wedding day, this gown will help you keep the “happily ever after” theme going right up until you tie the knot.
If you prefer your pink with a side of sophistication, this silky pink bridal shower dress is a MUST. An elevated take on the timeless wrap dress, it looks luxurious, polished, and modern. Dress it up for a swanky event with subtle pearl touches and a statement clutch.
We’re absolutely smitten with this peachy pink bridal shower gown. Leaning more on the casual side, it’s a rad choice for a daytime backyard bridal shower with your crew.
With a sweetheart neckline and a subtle embossed pattern, it’ll look just as good in photos as it does in person. Your IG feed isn’t ready!
Move over millennial pink — saturated coral has entered the chat! If dopamine dressing is on your mood board for the summer, prepare to swoon over coral pink bridal shower dresses.
This one pairs the bright color with a tantalizing asymmetrical neckline and a sultry body-con silhouette. Is it getting hot in here?
Plus, as if you didn’t love this dress enough, it also comes in petite and plus sizes. Add it to your cart ASAP!
The compliments will be endless when you rock this blazer-inspired pink bridal shower gown. Made for a trendy downtown soirée, we’d style it with fashion-forward block heels and a nail look that gives the Euphoria girls a run for their money.
Give your party’s dessert table some competition with this sugary sweet pink bridal shower gown. Featuring tie straps and the perfect midi skirt, it’ll have you looking like an absolute snack.
Plus, this gown also comes in multiple other colors (including one of our current faves: sage green).
While this eyelet number is one of our favorite pink bridal shower dresses, it’s also versatile enough to become a mainstay in your summer wardrobe.
From a casual bridal shower to the Sunday farmers market to brunch with the girls, this dress does it all. Trust us: you wanted this in your closet, like, yesterday.
Floral Bridal Shower Dresses
Dotted with romantic roses and dainty blue blossoms, we’re all heart-eyes for floral bridal shower dresses. Essential for a spring or summer bridal shower, these gowns will have you looking like a blooming beauty. After all, who doesn’t want to channel the whimsical, romantic vibes of a sweet-scented secret garden?
Opt for floral bridal shower dresses with a white base for a stunning twist on the LWD, or take inspiration from your bouquet and lean into fresh, vibrant colors! Either way, these hand-picked gowns will make a sweet addition to your bridal wardrobe.
Inspired by delicate porcelain, this blue and white floral bridal shower gown will give you that perfect, polished look for an elegant warm-weather party. But it’s not all sugary sweet — this gown also has some spice, with an open back and flirty cut-out. Oh, and did we mention the pockets?!
A secret garden in dress form, this pastel floral bridal shower gown is too good to be true. A scalloped edge, back corset, and cheeky cut-outs give it a whimsical edge we’ll be dreaming about for a long time. It’s also the perfect choice if you want the wedding white look plus some fairytale goodness mixed in.
A sweetheart neckline has never looked so, ahem, sweet! With vintage-inspired dusty blue florals, this gown has a timeless elegance about it. We’d wear this one to a tea party-themed bridal shower (and then again and again for celebrations to come).
For something a bit bolder, this dress also comes in a bright and flirty heart print that would bring the love for your shower!
An unforgettable gown for an unforgettable time of your life! It’s hard to beat the charm of embroidered floral bridal shower dresses, and this long white gown is proof.
Style it with some bright accessories to match the blossoming flowers growing across the fabric — like this charming pink purse.
For a boho floral bridal shower dress that also doubles as the perfect wedding guest gown, it doesn’t get much better than this pick. You’ll be turning heads with that deep V and sultry twist detail — but the real showstopper is the alluring lace-up back.
We couldn’t end this dress round-up without at least one more cottagecore gown! A trend we’ll be loyal to until the end, dreamy milkmaid dresses are gorgeous for your bridal shower and beyond.
Add some florals and a fresh blue shade and you’ve got a dress that never goes out of style.
This satin floral gown KNOWS it’s the main character. With one dramatic sleeve, an ’80s-inspired belt, and pretty in pink florals, it’s not one for going unnoticed. If your sartorial style is luxe glam, this is the flower-infused dress for you.
Need More Bridal Shower Planning Inspiration?
We’ve got you. There are so many options for planning a bridal shower that matches the bride-to-be’s style and gets everyone in the wedding spirit!
From mouth-watering food inspo to the logistics of the celebration, we’ve created a killer bridal shower planning guide to help you make the most out of this party.
One of the first steps? Inviting the VIPs! Whether you’re planning a boho backyard bash or a boozy brunch, here are some stunning bridal shower invitations that will set the tone for the entire celebration.
And don’t forget to show some love once the party’s over, too! These unique bridal shower favors ensure that your guests leave the celebration in high spirits — and you don’t have to break the bank to make them memorable! (If you’re in the gift-giving mood, we also have a round-up of bridal shower gifts for the bride-to-be!)
How are you making your shower unforgettable? Let us know in the comments below!